I’d like to fly  into a sunset, take on the colors of those fiery rays just as they break and settle on a far  horizon, a starburst like winged flames of a hummingbird, reflecting the heat with every quickened beat of my tiny feathers, moving too fast to ever burn. —C.L. Fisher, Dec. 2021 UnlessContinue reading “Starburst”

A Lush Life

Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy! — Psalm 96:12 A smear and dab of yellow wash begins my practice — no theme, no subject, just memory of blooms and whimsy with shape and color, and I find a stillness and peace as I fill my brush with hued water, contemplating life,Continue reading “A Lush Life”

Joy Lives

Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy! Let the trees of the forest sing for joy! — Psalm 96:12 In sun-ray petals, in twilight lit dawning blooms — joy lives everywhere…. —C.L. Fisher, October 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not beContinue reading “Joy Lives”

A Waking Heart

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart. – Jane Austen We trust the bud will bloom.  even as we see the thorn-tipped  leaves holdfast the tender-heart, enclosing the fragrance  underneath the tightly wrapped silk until, one morning, the dew will call to waking the full blossom and scent-tinged beauty, unfurl the petals ofContinue reading “A Waking Heart”

Song of Morning

Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? — Matthew 6:26-27, NLT I’m drawn to the call  of the winsome bird,Continue reading “Song of Morning”


Remember when  summer tasted like fresh grass blades, the kind you chewed  as you walked, face up to gather the sun, when late afternoon held the aroma of rain, and watermelon was salted and eaten on a tailgate, when June felt  like freedom, freewheeling  down the sidewalk on your bike or skipping  your Lemon Twister,Continue reading “Carefree”

Well-worn Shoes

We amble, toss questions to each other, consider future plans — travel & leisure, family gatherings, friend trips — and our  pace is slowing as we reminisce about past adventures, a life- time of loving each other, and I think we are like  well-worn shoes, and however unromantic that may sound, I think there  isContinue reading “Well-worn Shoes”


 “Not all those who wander are lost” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien Shafts of light in hazy rays dance inside the shaded little patio garden, warming sun falls fully on tiles of sapphire and terracotta marking the way to a welcoming table, and I am enamored by the little path through a faded turquoise gate into theContinue reading “Pilgrimage”

A Psalm of Joy

Dawn blossoms, waking the horizon as I sit breathless in the beauty of living another God-gifted day, and I whisper thank you in the cool quietude of morning, joy rushing from my lips in praise. —C.L. Fisher, June 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may notContinue reading “A Psalm of Joy”